Field education gives master’s and bachelor’s level students an opportunity to integrate academic work with practice through local, national and international internships. Learn how field internships became full-time jobs for five recent Steve Hicks graduates.
Who: Marica Wright MSSW ‘19
What and Where: Hired as Program Coordinator at Victims Advocate Network (VAN) at The University of Texas at Austin Police Department. In 2019 VAN launched as a 24-hour, on-call network consisting of UT-Austin faculty and staff volunteers to serve employees, students, and visitors who are impacted by crime or a distressing event on campus.
Who: Natalie Burtzos, MSSW ‘19.
What and Where: Hired as CARES Team Social Work Supervisor at Main Street Renewal, a for-profit property management company with offices across the country.
Who: Kendra Rice, MSSW ‘19.
What and Where: Hired as behavioral health counselor at Insight Behavioral Health Centers in Austin, which serves adolescents and adults who struggle with mood and anxiety disorders.
Who: Madison Bridges, MSSW ‘19
What and Where: Hired as counselor at Counselling and Health Services, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
Who: Chelsea DeSimone, MSSW ‘19
What and Where: Hired as case manager at Housing and Urban Development, Veteran Affairs’ Supportive Housing.